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Aug 20, 2018 at 8pm UK at ​Selhurst Park
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Crystal Palace
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Liverpool
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Milner (45' pen.), Mane (90')

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: 'Never write off Christian Benteke'

Klopp: 'Never write off Benteke'
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp claims that it would be "a big mistake" for anyone to overlook the threat of Crystal Palace forward Christian Benteke.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised the attributes of Christian Benteke, despite having sold the forward to Crystal Palace.

Benteke was at Anfield when Klopp arrived in October 2015, but the Belgium international did not fit into the manager's system and was subsequently allowed to link up with the Eagles.

The 27-year-old endured a difficult second season at Selhurst Park, but ahead of Monday's fixture between the two clubs, Klopp has claimed that it would be "a big mistake" to overlook the frontman.

At a press conference, Klopp told reporters: "Anyone who thinks about writing him off makes a big mistake.

"He didn't score too often last season but he always has opportunities. He's a tough challenge to defend. Especially set pieces when he is around."

Benteke scored 10 goals in 20 starts and 22 substitute appearances for the Merseyside giants.


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An understated Jurgen Klopp during the Premier League game between Liverpool and West Ham United on August 12, 2018
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City35292489226789
2Liverpool35277179205988
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs352311165353070
4Chelsea35207859382167
5Arsenal35206969462366
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd35197963501364
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves35149124443151
8Watford35148135050050
9Everton35147145044649
10Leicester CityLeicester35146154847148
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham35127164454-1043
12Crystal Palace35126174348-542
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle35118163544-941
14Bournemouth35125184962-1341
15Burnley35117174462-1840
16Southampton35910164158-1737
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3597193254-2234
18Cardiff CityCardiff3594223065-3531
RFulham3565243376-4323
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3535272069-4914

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